- Celebrate The King Agong's Birthday in Langkawi

May 07, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can reveal that those staying in Langkawi hotels can join in the national celebration of the King's birthday, which takes place on June 6th.

Malaysians will come together to honour their leader with a series of parties across the country to mark this auspicious occasion.

The majority of the celebrations take place in the capital Kuala Lumpur but holidaymakers staying in Langkawi hotels can join in the festivities taking place there.

One of the few elected monarchs in the world, the king of Malaysia goes by the title Yang di-Pertuan Agong and on his birthday various official ceremonies are held.

On the occasion, the king bestows state honours and awards those who have been noted as having rendered exceptional service to the country.

The current king is Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin and he has been the incumbent since 2006.

He became ruler of the country at the age of 44, becoming the second-youngest man ever to be proclaimed.

In addition, he is also head of the oil-rich region of Terengganu.

Under Malaysia's rotational monarchy the only one in the world - the heads of each of the nine states occupy the position of king for a period of five years, with the role largely a ceremonial one.

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